I didn’t see. I was focused on the road,” said Ayala’s friend who was driving. He didn’t want to show his face for safety reasons. He said Ayala gasped for air as he drove his fried to Methodist North. “Rushed him to the hospital and carried him in,” he said. Meanwhile, the shooter reportedly grabbed the gun, jumped out of the backseat and took off. “For him to take his life and then cowardly run away without telling us sorry or anything is ridiculous,” said Bedolla. Police said they are investigating the case as a homicide but have released very little information, making it harder for this family to heal. “He was supposed to be married and now all that. So instead of planning a wedding we’re planning a funeral,” said Bedolla.

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